Toronto waterfront offers the quiet joy of strolling along miles of wetlands, parks, boardwalks, promenades and heritage foot trails. It also offers the excitement of arts festivals, bike and boat races and activity-filled public squares. Here’s are some upcoming events.
Toronto Waterfront 10K
June 17, 2017
On June 17, 2017 thousands of runners will hit the streets of Toronto. The course will run through the heart of the city, along the lakeshore and finishing with a party at Bandshell Park at Exhibition Place. Registration is now open.
Redpath Waterfront Festival
July 1-3, 2017
The Redpath Waterfront Festival is an annual summer event that provides on-land and on-water programming for people of all ages and interests with the goal of promoting Toronto locally and internationally as a premiere waterfront destination.
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
October 22nd, 2017 – 42K | 21K | 5K
The Natrel Rink
Daily, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ; Friday and Saturday to 11 p.m. (weather-permitting) – A popular skating destination in the heart of the city! Visitors can enjoy our artificially-cooled outdoor rink while skating to music and taking in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Islands. The rink is easily accessible by TTC and by car. Parking is available. There are on-site skate rentals, helmet rentals, change rooms, rental lockers and skate sharpening. Off-site bulk skate rentals are available. For information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or check the Harbourfront Centre website at harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculture.
- Learn to Skate
Make this the winter you learn to skate!
Harbourfront Centre offers over 100 skating classes for kids, teens and adults, taught by our experienced and supportive skating instructors. All classes take place on The Natrel® Rink, alongside the scenic shore of Lake Ontario. We have a heated change room with lockers, there’s underground parking, and we’re always accessible by TTC. Part of Skate Culture.
- DJ Skate Nights
Saturdays 8-11pm – FREE
Part of Skate Culture.
Lace ’em up tight and make your way down to The Natrel® Rink for some serious waterfront winter grooves! Beginning December 15 through February 23.This popular event presents DJs spinning everything from hip hop, reggae and dub, disco, tropicalia, doo-wop/swing, deep house, ambient/experimental and more. All ages welcome. For information, the public can call 416-973-4000 or check the Harbourfront Centre website at harbourfrontcentre.com/skateculture. The Natrel® Rink Info line: 416-973-4866.
- Make & Skate: Grades K-12 (full-day)
Make advantage of our beautiful Natrel® Rink by booking your class into our Make & Skate programme today!Spend half of your day within Harbourfront Centre completing one of our half-day programmes and the rest of your time on The Natrel® Rink fulfilling your DPA requirements! Rentals are also available to fulfill your students skating needs! Bookings for our Make & Skate programme run November through mid-March.Please note: The Make & Skate programme fee is $11/student. Skate and helmet rentals are an additional cost. Rentals must be paid separately from programme fee at the time of renting. Skates are $5/pair. Helmets are $5/each.
Captain Matthew Flinders, Northern Spirit, Mariposa Belle,
Oriole, Showboat, Klancy II, Rosemary
Canadian owned & operated, Mariposa Cruises was incorporated in 1987 with the purchase of iconic Mariposa Belle– at the time, the largest passenger vessel in Toronto. As the organization expanded, so too, did the number of our boats and our passenger capacities. Mariposa operates a wide range of boats – of which two are the largest ships in Toronto harbour. Thousands of events and millions of happy guests later, Mariposa Cruises is one of Canada’s largest hospitality cruise operators- with the best fleet of well maintained and uniquely styled vessels, offering an enviable range of quality products and services and managed by a team of friendly, customer-focused professionals.
OLYMPIA CRUISE LINES LTD.
The Enterprise 2000 was designed and built right in the Toronto Harbour from 1997 to 1999. The 140 foot vessel was designed specifically for one purpose, to be the safest and most enjoyable party vessel on Lake Ontario. It will take you and your up to 475 guests on a scenic tour around the Toronto Harbour, The Islands and Ontario Place. The only boat on the Harbour with an Atrium so that our guests from the upper deck can look directly through onto the dance floor on the lower deck! Combined with 360 degrees of large unobstructed windows, our boat shines with natural sunlight for those beautiful spring and summer afternoon cruises.
Obsession, Kajama, Challenge, Empress
Cruise Toronto provides the perfect venue for a Corporate Event, Wedding or Private Party in Toronto’s Harbour. Enjoy a spectacular Sunset Cruise or a casual afternoon tour. They have proudly provided Toronto cruises since 1991 with excellent service and a lot of style.Join Cruise Toronto for a memorable experience, as they transport you and your guests to a place where delicious cuisine, attentive service and spectacular Toronto Harbour views create an event like no other. They specialize in cruises for elegant weddings, fun-filled company socials, corporate events, dream prom nights, and private parties. They also offer exciting additions like Casinos, Karaoke and Entertainment packages. Your boat cruise will take you in and around Toronto Harbour and the Island lagoons to give you and your guests the best city views possible. Let our professional team customize every bit of detail just for you.Boat cruises operate in Toronto Harbour seasonally from April to October.
Pioneer Princess, Pioneer Queen
Pioneer Cruises has over 20 years of experience when it comes to providing our beautiful city with Toronto boat cruises around the famed harbor! We offer two unique vessels to choose from both equipped with first class service! Our professional crew combined with our vast number of years in operation have created a quality service you can trust to compose an ideal cruise for your special event!
ORONTO DINNER CRUISES
Toronto Dinner Cruises provides an exciting selection of corporate, private and personal cruises in the Toronto Harbour from May up until & including New Year’s Eve. For special occasions such as Halloween cruises, Christmas cruises, and New Year’s Eve cruises, there is nothing like a boat cruise in the Toronto harbour.
For over 30 year the cruise ship, Miss Toronto, has been safely sailing the calm waters of the Toronto Harbourfront, Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario.
Empire Sandy, Wayward Princess
Experience the fun of a Toronto boat cruise aboard one of Nautical Adventure’s premier charter boats the EMPIRE SANDY or the WAYWARD PRINCESS, and enjoy sunshine, warm breezes, and the healing relaxation of being on the waters of the Toronto Harbour.
Epic Cruises is home to the River Gambler. They specialize in corporate and social events on our unique venue on the water. With over 30 years experience hosting Toronto boat parties, they excel at making your events epic!
JUBILEE QUEEN CRUISELINES
he Jubilee Queen
The Jubilee Queen is Canada’s largest luxury River Showboat. Launched in 1986 this authentic design is a replica of a luxury sternwheeler that plied the inland waters in centuries past. Whether breakfast, afternoon or evening, Her Majesty’s first class service and breathtaking panoramic views of the spectacular Toronto Skyline, Toronto Islands and the fabulous Toronto Harbour; provide the perfect backdrop for Corporate Affairs, Weddings, Private events or public lunch and dinner cruises.
SAILING FOR YOU: CUSTOMIZED SAILING ADVENTURES
Teddy Graham, Exhale, What If
Enjoy a quiet sailing trip through the Toronto Islands. Feel the thrill of the elements as you take the helm of one of the fastest production sailboats to grace our waters! Sail out to a private anchorage for a swim and some summertime refreshments! Take an evening sail and watch the beautiful Toronto Sunset from Lake Ontario! Get a spectacular view of Special Events (Ontario Place Firework displays, Annual International Air Show) from the best seat in the house! On your next visit to Toronto, Ontario, Canada come enjoy the best private sail around the Toronto Harbour!
SALMON EXPRESS LAKE ONTARIO FISHING CHARTERS
Salmon Express Lake Ontario Fishing Charters was founded in 1993 by Captain Bernhard in Toronto Ontario. Since the start of Salmon Express Lake Ontario Fishing Charters, their mission has been to satisfy their customers and give them a pleasant and adventurous salmon fishing charter on the waters of Lake Ontario from Port Credit close to Toronto, Ontario. Due to the success of the past seasons, Captain Ken and Captain Dolly can provide our cliental with the luxury of our 40′ Luhrs sport fishing vessel and our 34′ Silverton. They now accommodate larger groups for corporate cruises, salmon fishing on Lake Ontario, with no limit on group size. Both of their boats are docked in Port Credit close to Toronto and are fully equipped and Transport Canada approved. Their success rate lets them guarantee you a catch during the Great Ontario Salmon Derby, or your next outing will be on them.
AURORA BOREALIS BOAT CRUISES
A magnificent custom built 33 metre or 108 foot yacht available for private charter Toronto boat cruises – corporate and personal, in addition to public and shared cruises that are regularly scheduled. The Aurora Borealis will be sailing from April to October, hosting private parties and public Toronto boat cruises for groups of up to 235 for socializing, mingling, and dancing. Sit-down meals are much more comfortable for groups of 150.
THE ISLAND PRINCESS
The Island Princess Motor Vessel is a family own and operated cruise boat providing affordable Toronto Cruises from $29.95 since 1988. They offer a safe and enjoyable environment that is suitable for both family outings and corporate functions. Their highly trained and experienced team of dedicated marine professionals strive at making your Toronto Boat Cruises from $29.95 an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests. All their staff members have had extensive training in travel and tourism as well as hospitality and customer care. They provide a warm and friendly atmosphere which can only be found in a family run operation.
Welcome to the Stella Borealis, a beautiful private charter yacht available for Toronto cruises – corporate, personal, public, and shared – from May through to the end of December. She is an impressive 40 metres or 131 feet long and can accommodate up to 280 guests for cocktail parties and networking events aboard her Toronto cruises. For sit-down meal service they recommend a maximum of 200 guests to ensure the comfort of all aboard.
ORONTO HARBOUR TOURS INC.
The New Beginnings, Miss Kim Simpson, Shipsands
Toronto Harbour Tours Inc. is committed to providing its customers with an outstanding sightseeing experience on the Toronto waterfront. Their fleet of vessels has been plying the Toronto harbour for over 25 years! They offer live narrated sightseeing boat tours and private charters of Toronto’s beautiful harbour and stunning islands. Their tour includes breathtaking views of Canada’s most dynamic city from towering skyscrapers to the tranquil and famous Toronto Islands. Make sure to bring your camera for postcard picture shots of Toronto and its skyline. When conditions allow, stop on their dock on Centre Island where you can enjoy restaurants, Centreville Amusement Park, a petting zoo, bike and boat rentals and much more! Re-board one of their several boats at your convenience throughout the day.
Join in this holiday season as Merry Cruises dazzles your staff and clients with our exciting corporate Christmas party ideas. Entertain and celebrate aboard their fully heated and festively decorated ships. Make your company Christmas party one to remember.
YANKEE LADY CRUISES
Yankee Lady III, Yankee Lady IV
A relaxing Toronto boat cruise is great way to spend some time on the water with friends or business associates. Why not enjoy that time and the beauty of the Toronto waterfront while onboard one of the two magnificent ships. Come fill your senses with the spectacular city skyline, delicious food and beverages, the warmth of the summer breezes, and the sounds of the wildlife and water as we cruise by the many famous Toronto attractions. Yankee Lady Cruises own and operate two cruise boats, Yankee Lady III and Yankee Lady IV which were built in Toronto specifically for cruising the harbour and Lake Ontario.
ORONTO HARBOUR ISLAND AND CRUISE TOUR
Harbour Star, Eureka T.O.
Join in for a tour of the harbour and islands aboard the only boat in Toronto to offer a 360-degree view from its upper deck. Camera lovers will be in paradise as the Harbour Star gradually pulls away from its berth at Harbourfront Centre, offering countless postcard-quality photo opportunities of the ever-growing skyline as it heads toward the 14 islands. Once inside the canals and lagoons of the islands, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty and tranquility of an area considered by many to be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Relax on the side deck or enjoy a drink at the bar as your friendly guide tells you the fascinating story of the harbour and the islands as well as the ambitious revitalization that is boldly transforming Toronto’s waterfront.
From May to October, Harbourfront Centre often plays host to visiting tall ships, Coast Guard or other vessels.For more information on Visiting Ships call the Info Desk at 416-973-4000.
CITY VIEW CRUISE
Ste. Marie I
Ste.Marie 1 cruise boat is proud to offer you the best of island & skyline tours, enjoy the very informative & fun commentary of their (Toronto historian) narrator & take in the sights that our beautiful city and islands have to offer.